Mena Mine


Address: 8 miles northwest of Golden

In 1956 operator Joseph W. Walsh extracted 443 tons of uranium ore valued at 12,276 dollars. 1958: 368 tons of uranium are valued at 21,513 dollars extracted with five men, operated 198 days. 1959: 142 tons of uranium are valued at10,525 dollars extracted with four men, operated 232 days. 1960: 210 tons of uranium are valued at 8,370 dollars extracted with four men, operated 202 days. 1962: 326 pounds of uranium are valued at 1,198 dollars extracted with three men, operated 81 days. 1968: No operations. The old adits had had doors an locks installed at the portals. The 100 foot shaft filled with water. On the surface was a hoist house and compressor shed.
Quad Map/Date: 595114 N, 1051805 W, Ralston Buttes, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S26, T2S, R71W
Source: GNIS, USGS; Operator's Annual Report 1956;1958;1959;1962l; 1969, Colorado Bureau of Mines
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012
 


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